Write to President Obama using the White House's Facebook Messenger chat bot

Posted at 8:04 AM, Aug 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-11 10:47:55-04

Do you have a message for the president of the United States? Well, there's a new way to give him a shout.

Now, you can reach out to POTUS as quickly as you can reach out to your friends. 

The White House recently launched its new Facebook Messenger chat bot. With a few steps, your letter to President Obama can be well on its way. The process is the same as messaging a friend on Facebook. 

In a blog post, the White House says opening this Facebook Messenger bot continues its mission of "meeting people where they are."

President Obama has read 10 letters each day from citizens since he took office in 2009, according to the White House blog.

This is just an additional tool of communication.

The bot, the White House says, is the first of its kind used for governmental purposes.

More details here.